contextualize

[kuhn-teks-choo-uh-lahyz]
verb (used with object), contextualized, contextualizing.
to put (a linguistic element, an action, etc.) in a context, especially one that is characteristic or appropriate, as for purposes of study.
Also, especially British, contextualise.


Origin:
1930–35; contextual + -ize

contextualization, noun
noncontextualized, adjective
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contextualize or contextualise (kənˈtɛkstjʊəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to state the social, grammatical, or other context of; put into context
 
contextualise or contextualise
 
vb

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Example sentences
When contextualized, beliefs seem less exotic or primitive.
Articulate how seeing and hearing change over time, not to mention how they are
  contextualized.
And there are promoted trends, or contextualized topics that a brand can pay
  for to feature prominently.
The examples in the text are contextualized, and they build upon the learners'
  prior experience.
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